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PUBLIC NOTICE RE:  COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 21st, 2020

The Steuben County Health Department was notified of 72 positive COVID-19 test results for Steuben County residents since Wednesday, October 14th, 2020. We have been in communications with the patients and the Indiana Department of Health to identify, notify and monitor any close contacts.

Steuben County has a total of 612 COVID-19 positive cases, 372 individuals considered recovered and 8 deaths associated with COVID-19. The Steuben County Health Department was notified one of the COVID-19 positive cases resulting in a death recently reported was not associated with Steuben County as primary county of residence and was transferred out resulting in the number of deaths associated with COVID-19 to be reported as eight total.

The Indiana Department of Health is reporting a positivity rate of all tested at 11.0%. The Indiana Department of Health has announced and released today that Steuben County has changed to a weekly composite score of 2.5 or orange denoting an increase in the number of cases (224) per 100,000 residents and rolling average of positive tests at 11.0%.

The increase in composite score for Steuben County is a reminder that the COVID-19 pandemic is still occurring in the community and community members need to practice the following measures to ensure their safety:

  • Social distancing
  • Masking
  • Avoiding crowds
  • Staying at home if feeling sick
  • Hand sanitizing or washing

 The demographic breakdown* of COVID-19 cases in Steuben County are the following:

Age Range (years)

COVID-19 Positive Cases

0-19

75

20-29

150

30-39

77

40-49

69

50-59

87

60-69

93

70-79

43

80+

20

 

*Please note this demographic breakdown will be updated weekly.


 7/28/20 Public Health Order re:  Long term care - Please click here

7/21/20 Public Health Order re:  Masks in Steuben County Community Center - Please click here

 

 

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